Madison was dead set against it, partly on the grounds that his state of Virginia would be a big loser in any such assumption.
While he was quite comfortable telling us all about it, his wife was dead set against it.
It just seemed as if managers were dead set against having a man and wife in the same company.
They are dead set against England, and claim to belong to France.
The experience of 1836 will teach them not to make a dead set against doing business, or granting supplies, etc.
Never had the Swiss been so dead set against their foes; and "as cruel as at Morat" was for a long while a common expression.
He will not if he can help it, for he is dead set against the young lady they want to marry him to, and she is to be there.
Nobody refused, not even General Dow, who is so dead set against foraging.
I had always been dead set against taking a companion permanently into my home.
Maud made a dead set against my going to Countess Resse's where a number of ladies had been invited to meet me.